Definition of stork
: any of various large wading birds (family Ciconiidae) chiefly of Asia, Africa, and South America that have long stout bills and are related to the ibises and herons
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Art and Efficient Design - JHM (Annaleigh Hutchinson, Regan Jordan, Isabella Montemore) - Created a mural with original artwork, mosaic of storks.
Archaeologists discovered a panel of four signs, written right to left – portraying animal images of a bull’s head on a short pole followed by two back-to-back saddlebill storks with a bald iris bird above and between them.
Vultures and marabou storks, flying in from more than 100 kilometers away, roost among the dead and eat up to 9 percent of the wildebeest nutrients.
In addition to migratory ducks such as blue-winged teal during the fall and winter, the basin should have a variety of wading birds such as herons, egrets and wood storks.
The iconic stork overlooking the hospital from atop its parking structure along SR 163 has certainly been busy.
They can be found basking in the JungleWorld exhibit, along with white-cheeked gibbons, painted storks, and Indian fruit bats.
According to Janeway, animals that might be at risk include the flamingos, storks and other birds.
But a long time ago in a galaxy much resembling our own, the special-effects Jedi at Industrial Light & Magic used models and stop-motion animation to bring the Empire's stork-legged strike force to life.
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STORK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stork for English Language Learners
: a large bird that has long legs and a long bill and neck
STORK Defined for Kids
Definition of stork for Students
: a large wading bird that has a long heavy bill and long legs and builds large nests usually in trees or on the top of roofs and poles
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